Patents by Inventor Ryan Yong Kim

Ryan Yong Kim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220232344
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for determining locations of devices using location data sources are provided. For example, a network device, method, and computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving, on a computing device, a request to locate a device, wherein the request includes an identifier of the device. The method may further include receiving a communication from the device, wherein the communication includes the identifier of the device, and obtaining a location of the device. The method may further include transmitting the location of the device and the identifier of the device to a server, wherein the server is configured to use the location of the device and the identifier of the device to send a response to the requestor of the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, David Shao
  • Publication number: 20220224599
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a type of an electronic device using image data corresponding to the electronic device are provided. For example, a method may include receiving image data and textual data corresponding to an electronic device. The image data and textual data may be analyzed, and a type of the electronic device can be identified based on the analysis. Usage data associated with other electronic devices of the same type may be analyzed, and further processing may be performed based on the analysis of the usage data. In some embodiments, the further processing may include transmitting a message to a user device, the message including content related to usage of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Yong Kim
  • Publication number: 20220225446
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to setup of IoT network devices, and specifically to setup of multiple similar IoT devices at substantially the same time using joint authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Belkin Internationa, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, Matt Glidden, Douglas Edward McLauglin
  • Publication number: 20220113217
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of an egress point in a plumbing system that includes a branched system of pipes within a building is provided. The system includes a first sensor that is configured to measure a first pressure signal as a function of time at a first location within the plumbing system, and a second sensor that is configured to measure a second pressure signal as a function of time at a second location within the plumbing system. The plumbing system includes multiple branch points between the first location and the second location. The system also includes a processor that is configured to determine a temporal difference between a first pressure drop in the first pressure signal and a second pressure drop in the second pressure signal, and use the temporal difference to determine an estimated location of the egress point in the plumbing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Salil P. Banerjee, Brady C. Houston, Babak Abbasi Bastami, Ryan Yong Kim, Shwetak N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11234097
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for determining locations of devices using location data sources are provided. For example, a network device, method, and computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving, on a computing device, a request to locate a device, wherein the request includes an identifier of the device. The method may further include receiving a communication from the device, wherein the communication includes the identifier of the device, and obtaining a location of the device. The method may further include transmitting the location of the device and the identifier of the device to a server, wherein the server is configured to use the location of the device and the identifier of the device to send a response to the requestor of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, David Shao
  • Publication number: 20210385141
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining connectivity to a network device to optimize performance for controlling operation of one or more network devices. A computing device may determine connectivity to a network device to send a request for information to the network device. The computing device can determine whether it has access to a network (e.g., a wireless network), which includes the network device. The computing device may determine whether it has authorization to communicate with the network device on the network. Authorization may be based on the registration of the network device to communicate with the computing device. When the computing device can access the network and when the computing is authorized to communicate with the network device, communication (e.g., a request) may occur using the network or by direct transmission to the network device. Otherwise, the computing device may communicate with the network device using a remote network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri, Gursharan Sidhu
  • Patent number: 11190400
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a type of an electronic device using image data corresponding to the electronic device are provided. For example, a method may include receiving image data and textual data corresponding to an electronic device. The image data and textual data may be analyzed, and a type of the electronic device can be identified based on the analysis. Usage data associated with other electronic devices of the same type may be analyzed, and further processing may be performed based on the analysis of the usage data. In some embodiments, the further processing may include transmitting a message to a user device, the message including content related to usage of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Yong Kim
  • Publication number: 20210355659
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining leaks in a water distribution system using water devices within buildings. Pressure readings over time from two or more water devices. Egress readings and possibly other noise are removed from the pressure readings to isolate signals for leaks from outside of the buildings. Using the isolated signals, the location of the leak in the water distribution system can be approximated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Salil P. Banerjee
  • Patent number: 11156525
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of an egress point in a plumbing system that includes a branched system of pipes within a building is provided. The system includes a first sensor that is configured to measure a first pressure signal as a function of time at a first location within the plumbing system, and a second sensor that is configured to measure a second pressure signal as a function of time at a second location within the plumbing system. The plumbing system includes multiple branch points between the first location and the second location. The system also includes a processor that is configured to determine a temporal difference between a first pressure drop in the first pressure signal and a second pressure drop in the second pressure signal, and use the temporal difference to determine an estimated location of the egress point in the plumbing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Phyn LLC
    Inventors: Salil P. Banerjee, Brady C. Houston, Babak Abbasi Bastami, Ryan Yong Kim, Shwetak N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11122635
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to setup of IoT network devices, and specifically to setup of multiple similar IoT devices at substantially the same time using joint authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, Matt Glidden, Douglas Edward McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20210233389
    Abstract: Multipurpose systems can include networked devices configured to include microphones, motion sensors, video cameras, touchscreens, optical sensors, speakers, or other suitable devices. The networked devices can include networking capabilities that enable the networked device to communicate with target devices and other networked devices. A system of networked devices can identify a target location or a target device by analyzing audio signals received at microphones of the networked devices. For example, a plurality of networked devices can identify a particular networked device that is in closest proximity to a user by analyzing an audio intensity of an audio signal received at the plurality of networked devices. The identified networked device can serve as a master device that can control a state of target devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Brian Van Harlingen
  • Patent number: 11012334
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining connectivity to a network device to optimize performance for controlling operation of one or more network devices. A computing device may determine connectivity to a network device to send a request for information to the network device. The computing device can determine whether it has access to a network (e.g., a wireless network), which includes the network device. The computing device may determine whether it has authorization to communicate with the network device on the network. Authorization may be based on the registration of the network device to communicate with the computing device. When the computing device can access the network and when the computing is authorized to communicate with the network device, communication (e.g., a request) may occur using the network or by direct transmission to the network device. Otherwise, the computing device may communicate with the network device using a remote network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri, Gursharan Sidhu
  • Publication number: 20210105574
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for determining locations of devices using location data sources are provided. For example, a network device, method, and computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving, on a computing device, a request to locate a device, wherein the request includes an identifier of the device. The method may further include receiving a communication from the device, wherein the communication includes the identifier of the device, and obtaining a location of the device. The method may further include transmitting the location of the device and the identifier of the device to a server, wherein the server is configured to use the location of the device and the identifier of the device to send a response to the requestor of the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, David Shao
  • Patent number: 10912179
    Abstract: Multipurpose systems can include networked devices configured to include microphones, motion sensors, video cameras, touchscreens, optical sensors, speakers, or other suitable devices. The networked devices can include networking capabilities that enable the networked device to communicate with target devices and other networked devices. A system of networked devices can identify a target location or a target device by analyzing audio signals received at microphones of the networked devices. For example, a plurality of networked devices can identify a particular networked device that is in closest proximity to a user by analyzing an audio intensity of an audio signal received at the plurality of networked devices. The identified networked device can serve as a master device that can control a state of target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Brian Van Harlingen
  • Publication number: 20210014909
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for interacting with an electronic device. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to initiating action(s) using an interface configured to control operation of IoT devices. An example embodiment includes receiving, at a computing device, a communication including a unique identifier for a network device connected to a network, using the unique identifier to determine a resource bundle for the network device, the resource bundle defining an interface module for the network device, wherein the interface module is configured to display one or more interface elements usable to control the network device, and transmitting the resource bundle, wherein when the resource bundle is received, the resource bundle facilitates generating the interface module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri
  • Patent number: 10764710
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for determining locations of devices using location data sources are provided. For example, a network device, method, and computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving, on a computing device, a request to locate a device, wherein the request includes an identifier of the device. The method may further include receiving a communication from the device, wherein the communication includes the identifier of the device, and obtaining a location of the device. The method may further include transmitting the location of the device and the identifier of the device to a server, wherein the server is configured to use the location of the device and the identifier of the device to send a response to the requestor of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, David Shao
  • Publication number: 20200080878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting, detecting, and/or mitigating a pipe freeze are provided. A system for analyzing water in a plumbing system includes a sensor that is configured to measure pressure within a pipe in the plumbing system as a function of time, and a processor that is configured to determine a state of water within the pipe by analyzing the pressure within the pipe as a function of time. The state of the water includes a prediction that the water within the pipe will freeze and/or a determination that the water within the pipe has frozen. The sensor is arranged at a first location within the plumbing system that is remote from a second location within the plumbing system that corresponds to the state of the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Salil P. Banerjee, Ryan Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10560975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for interacting with an electronic device. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to initiating action(s) using an interface configured to control operation of IoT devices. An example embodiment includes receiving, at a computing device, a communication including a unique identifier for a network device connected to a network, using the unique identifier to determine a resource bundle for the network device, the resource bundle defining an interface module for the network device, wherein the interface module is configured to display one or more interface elements usable to control the network device, and transmitting the resource bundle, wherein when the resource bundle is received, the resource bundle facilitates generating the interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri
  • Patent number: 10554439
    Abstract: Techniques are described for controlling attributes and/or settings related to operation of devices via a wireless network. An access device can determine a status of a configurable attribute/setting related to operation of a device (e.g., a home automation network device that can control a home appliance) connected to the network. The computing device can execute an application that can generate and display a graphical interface including an interactive area or an interactive element to control the device. The interactive element or the graphical interface can indicate a current value for the setting/attribute. The interactive area or element can be adjustable to adjust the setting/attribute. An adjusted value of the setting/attribute can be communicated to the network which can cause operation of the device to be controlled based on the adjusted value. The computing device can modify the graphical interface to indicate the adjusted value of the setting/attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robertsen Plummer, Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri, Sarah Gallivan Mitchell, Matt Glidden, Douglas Edward McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10524197
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to new network device source entity triggered device configuration setup. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for efficient setup of a acquired device on a network using information generated by a new network device source entity. More specifically, exemplary embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for receiving, at a computing device connected to an established network device on a network, an acquisition communication including an indication that a new network device has been acquired; transmitting data to the established network device, wherein the data includes identification information associated with the new network device; receiving a join query, wherein the join query includes a request to authorize the new network device to join a network; and transmitting a response to the join query, wherein the response includes an authorization for the new network device to join the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, EuChong Son